Mrs. Barbara Joanne Hance Catoe, age 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1940, in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Julius Hance and Janie Rollins Hance and was the wife of Larry Catoe. Mrs. Catoe was a homemaker and a member of Elgin Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Catoe is survived by her husband, Larry Catoe, of the home; a daughter, Angela Joy Catoe, of Lancaster; a brother, Furman Hance, and his wife, Reba, of Lancaster; Mrs. Catoe was a nanny and protector to her beloved grandchildren, Dylan Catoe and Ginger Catoe Sims, and was Aunt Jo to her many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Catoe was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Manus; a grandchild, Harley Manus and two brothers, Derrick Hance and Bruce Hance.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Catoe is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Elgin Baptist Church by the Revs. Ben Nolan and Calvin Snipes. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family of Mrs. Catoe suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The Levine Children's Hospital for Cancer Research, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Catoe.